TRANSITIONS: New commissioner appointed in LA

(Feb. 19, 2021) Stanley M. Dameron has been appointed commissioner of the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions in the Office of the Governor, succeeding John Ducrest who retired late last year. Dameron, appointed by Gov. John Bel Edwards (D), is the past president and CEO of American Bank & Trust and a U.S. Army Veteran, according to the OFI. He assumed his new office Feb. 17. Like many states in the south-central portion of the country, the OFI office has been closed this week due to the weather, delaying Commissioner Dameron’s physical start at the office.